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rear shock location?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Toledo, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. Toledo

    Toledo 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 3" body and will end up with 8" on suspension. I am looking at mounting the bottoms on the outside edge of the spring clamp. Thinkin of useing the f250 shock towers extended as high as possible for the top. With one slightly forward and one back to help fight twist. Do yall think I will have enough room with the bodylift and 8" lift to make use of some 9012s or should I go through the bed like zakks setup? I have done lots of searching and reading but have found very few apps where people had the extra room to work with a body lift. From what I gathered I should have 5 more inches to work with than zakk so Im not sure if its worth going inboard for just a few more. Does anybody know how many inches of shock are actually through the bed on zakks truck? Thanks before hand for any help.
     
  2. tarheel

    tarheel Registered Member

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    i recently installed a missouri offroad outfitters rear shock hoop. it works terrific!! it relocates both mounts...
    take a look! mo offroad outfitters
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm using 9012's with a 2" body lift and 4" springs.... with as much room as you've got, there should be NO problem.

    My shocks are mounted on the axle OUTBOARD of the springpacks. I'm not sure why it isn't done more often...I built some small bracketry from the frame to utilize the 2" body lift "gap" and I have a fairly upright shock mounting position.

    I should have pics in my .sig that show it, if you're interested.
     

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